Double monitoring of insulin doses offers minimal protection against in-hospital errors
An insulin double-checking procedure was ineffective at preventing insulin errors when compared with usual care procedures in patients with diabetes, according to study findings presented here. In a prospective, comparative, two-group research study involving five inpatient units conducted at Cleveland Clinic, researchers found that a subcutaneous insulin double-checking procedure did lead to fewer insulin administration errors; however, most errors were due to the timing of insulin administration, which double-checking did not reduce.
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